Ultimate Guide to The Royal Crescent
The Royal Crescent is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the whole of Bath. To help you with your trip, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to The Royal Crescent! Enjoy.
The Royal Crescent is one of the most perfect examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the country. It consists of a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade 1 Listed terrace houses arranged around a pristine lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park. It was built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by one of the most famous architects of the city, John Wood the Younger.
The most controversial moment in the history of the crescent came in the 1970s, when a resident of the crescent painted her door yellow instead of the traditional white! She caused a public outcry, and had to defend herself against Bath City Council in a public enquiry before the door was allowed to remain yellow. We recommend spending about half an hour checking out the Royal Crescent before heading for a lovely meal at The Circus restaurant. You can also combine your visit with a trip to 1 Royal Crescent, which houses a museum charting the buildings’ history.
Bath Train Station
Bath Central Bus Station
Charlotte Street Car Park (01225 477133), Charlotte St, Bath BA1 2NE
You can find out more information of this site, and some of the most iconic sites in the city, on our free Bath Walking Tour!
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